Ferrous Sulfate: Feosol (antianemics)

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Generic Name

ferrous sulfate

Trade Name



prevention and treatment of iron-deficiency anemia


Iron is essential for hemoglobin, myoglobin and enzymes, it is transported to organs where it becomes part of iron stores

Therapeutic Class


Pharmacologic Class

iron supplements

Nursing Considerations

  • may cause seizures, hypotension, constipation, epigastric pain, diarrhea, skin staining, anaphylaxis
  • assess nutritional status, bowel function
  • monitor hemoglobin, hematocrit, iron levels
  • may cause elevated liver enzymes
  • take on an empty stomach to increase absorption/vitamin c helps with absorption
  •  use z-track for IM injections

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